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  • [ February 22, 2017]

    Shell Lecture Series launched at Peking University

  • Co-sponsored by the Department of Energy and Resources Engineering and Shell (China) Projects and Technology, the launching ceremony of Shell Lecture Series in PKU was held in Yingjie Overseas Exchange Center, Peking University (PKU) on October 17. Mr. Michiel Mak, Vice President of Shell China, Professor Dongxiao Zhang, dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Hon-Chung Lau, production technology adviser from Shell (China), Mr. Jiu-Shan Yang, general manager of Shell (China) Exploration and Production Commercial Contracts, and Ms. Shelly Zhao, HR manager of Shell (China), attended the event along with nearly 100 faculty members and students from Peking University. The ceremony was hosted by Associate Professor Bin Gong, from Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, College of Engineering.

    The purpose of the Shell Lecture Series is to provide a forum for meaningful peer-to-peer interaction between industry experts and students and faculty at PKU, as well as to introduce the latest oil and gas technology of Shell, according to Dr. Lau from Shell (China). In this academic year, about eight lectures has been organized to be delivered by Shell professionals covering a variety of topics.

    Prof. Zhang said he hopes that the forum would become an excellent opportunity for communication between the university students and Shell, a well-known oil company with a lot of partnerships in China, and he wishes the event a good success.

    Mr. Mak made the opening lecture entitled “Shell in China: People, Market and Technology”. He introduced Shell as a leader in energy technology and innovation that has a century-long commitment in China. He said Shell’s strategic priorities in China included international cooperation with Chinese partners overseas to bring energy back to China, as well as R&D and technology cooperation, and its current joint research partners in China include CNPC, CAS, Tsinghua, PKU, and the Chinese University of Petroleum. Moreover, he talked about some of Shell’s technology innovations such as the Production Challenges in Unconventional Gas in China, Well Manufacturing, and Enhanced Oil Recovery Challenges & Developments. Before he concluded, he introduced the recruitment policy of Shell and encouraged PKU students to apply for the job openings.

    Mr. Mak’s lecture aroused great interests among the student audience, who raised many questions and discussions from shell’s energy technology and strategy, shale gas development challenges in China, to campus recruiting etc.